When you’re on the hunt for something new and sophisticated to sip on a hot summer’s night, our cool, crisp Cucumber Martini cocktail will quench your thirst. Our Cucumber Martini recipe is set to impress; a simple and elegant drink you’ll love.
Adjust the sweetness with simple syrup or add a zesty twist with lime
Keep your vermouth chilled and replace it after 3 months
If you don’t have a shaker, no problem, just use a screw top jar
Add the cucumber chunks to a cocktail shaker
Crush the cucumber gently with a muddler (or the end of a rolling pin if that’s what you have handy)
Add the rest of your ingredients along with a handful of ice
Cover and shake until icy-cold
Strain into a chilled martini glass, garnish and sip away
How to muddle cucumber
Muddling is a gentle method to crush fruits and herbs to release the flavor, where blending or crushing would be too harsh. The easiest way to muddle a cucumber is to partially peel it first. Cut it into manageable chunks, place the chunks into a cocktail shaker or mason jar and crush gently with the back of a rolling pin or muddler.
How to make a cucumber slinky garnish
Cut a 4cm piece of cucumber in half lengthways and place a chopstick down the length of each side. Make thin cuts across the cucumber horizontally, all the way down the length. The chopsticks will stop you cutting all the way through. Remove the chopsticks and bend the uncut ends towards each other. Pin them together with a toothpick and thread a longer wooden skewer through the middle. Balance this over the top of your Martini glass for a showstopper garnish!